Saving money is essential for all. Here are some helpful tips to make it through the grocery store with savings.
Saving money is crucial to everyone. When grocery shopping, it is important to shop wisely. Here are some helpful tips to make it through the grocery store, with ample food and savings, also.
First of all, shop the ads. Grocery specials are savers, but be careful, as the other things you might need will be priced higher than your regular store. I do not recommend running from store to store for ad prices, unless the savings are more than a gallon of gas.
Use the shoppers cards that most grocery stores have. The groceries add up, and these stores offer sometimes lower discounted gas, etc, based on the monthly total. Also, they track your purchases, and offer a mailing of coupons to customers of products they purchase normally.
Use coupons. Some stores double the coupon prices up to a certain amount. They are trully a savings, if you normally would buy that product.
Shop store brands. This is a trial and error method. Some store brands are equal to or better than name brands, and others do not cut it. Try them and see.
Shop warehouse stores. If you have a large family, buying in bulk provides a great savings to a family. If you are a single or couple, you can sometimes find another couple or single to divide these bulk groceries with.
Look at the meats that were cut yesterday. Usually a store will mark down these meats at a fraction of their cost. These are a savings.
Shop the discount bread stores. Most of the breads, buns, bagels, and other baked goods are dated. These can be frozen and kept in the refrigerator. They provide a savings to the customer, also.
Never go to the store hungry. Those hunger pains will increase your grocery bill, as everything looks good when you are hungry.
Try to serve a few meatless meals a week. Meat is expensive and other items can be substituted. Pasta is a good nutritious meal, if it is prepared with vegetables, etc.
Grocery shopping can take a big bite out of your budget, if you let it. Make more meals at home, rather than take outs. They will be more healthy for you and save you money, also.
Published in: Consumer Information